4 February 2019, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

The Metal and Metallurgy industry is one of India’s foothold not only for manufacturing sector but also for the country’s economy. An entire range of industries such as automobiles & components, electrical appliance & products, infrastructure building and construction, power, agriculture, telecom, railways, aviation, engineering, oil & gas, defence, research & development, transport and many more are directly dependent on it. With the best of technologies in its possession and a rising demand from domestic users, the industry is poised for a big leap forward. Mineral production in India grew at a CAGR of 5.72 per cent between 2013-14 and 2017-18 to reach US$ 17.62 billion in 2017-18. The Ministry of Steel aims to increase the steel production capacity to 300 million tonnes by 2030-31 indicating new opportunities in the sector. Infrastructure projects continue to provide lucrative business opportunities for steel, zinc and aluminium producers. Power and cement industries besides residential and commercial building industry is also aiding growth in the metals and mining sector. Initiatives taken by the Government of India, especially the Make in India campaign, are expected to increase infrastructure and manufacturing output, which will give impetus for growth of the metal and metallurgy industry.

Against this backdrop, CII in association with the Ministry of Steel, Government of India is organizing a Conference on “Metals- The Foundation of a New India” on 4 February 2019 at 1100 hrs at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi coinciding with the Metal & Metallurgy Expo as a part of IETF 2019. The conference will attempt to deliberate on creating a roadmap that will ignite the next phase of growth for India’s metal and metallurgy sector. This will give an opportunity to sectors of the metal and metallurgy industry to proactively engage with each other on the growth opportunities, latest innovation, technology and development. The registration at the venue will start at 1000 hrs on 4 February 2019.

Mr Chaudhary Birender Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel, Government of India and Mr Binoy Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India would grace and address the Conference on Metals- The Foundation of a New India scheduled on 4 February 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

We are writing to cordially invite you to join us in this important conference. You may also like to consider nominating your esteemed colleagues using the enclosed “Reply Form”.

Looking forward to welcoming you to a productive deliberation.

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